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Venezuela's head of National Assembly asks for foreign aid

Julio Borges meets with Peruvian officials

Julio Borges is the president of the National Assembly and deputy of the Venezuelan opposition parties. The Associated Press
Julio Borges is the president of the National Assembly and deputy of the Venezuelan opposition parties. The Associated Press

LIMA – The Venezuelan President of the National Assembly Julio Borges was in Peru on Thursday to discuss the crisis in Venezuela.

Borges wants Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to implement a democratic agenda. He told Peruvian radio station RPP Noticias that he was also asking Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador for support. 

"It's important, fundamental, that we get several governments in the region to unite in the short term to make sure that only a popular and democratic agenda exists in Venezuela," Borges said.

The unrest in Venezuela continued after Maduro announced that he wanted to create a new assembly and re-write the Constitution.  During the deadly demonstrations, opposition protesters were demanding elections. 

Local 10 News Andrea Torres is reporting from Miami. 


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